Serbian leader to spend second half of 2020-2021 campaign in familiar surroundings at Deutsche Bank Park
The Serbian striker, who moved to Santiago Bernabeu from Deutsche Bank Park for € 60million (£ 53.5million / $ 73million) in the summer of 2019, will see the remainder of the campaign underway in Germany, without purchase option included in the final agreement.
Jovic has established himself as one of the most prolific strikers in the Bundesliga on his first stint in Frankfurt, but struggled to meet the same high standards in the Spanish capital.
The 23-year-old has only scored twice in 32 games for Madrid so far and has been limited to just five appearances for the club under Zinedine Zidane in 2020-21.
Now hoping to regain his best form in familiar surroundings, Frankfurt sporting director Fredi Bobic delighted to see a talismanic figure retracing his steps after a frustrating time in the league.
“Luka hasn’t had an easy time in Madrid recently. It is important for him to get back on track. It was his great wish to return to Eintracht, ”said Bobic during Jovic’s unveiling on Thursday.
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“Luka can use the next few months to find his way back to his old strength in a familiar environment. Real Madrid know they are in good hands with us and can develop here.
“And it’s clear to us that we have another great option in the center of the storm.”
Jovic could be in line to feature when Frankfurt hosts Schalke in the Bundesliga on Sunday evening.